Why do I need a shredder?
To prevent sensitive personal and business information from falling into the wrong hands and to protect your company against liability. Documents found in the trash are not legally protected so they’re fair game to individuals looking to find out more information about you or your business. This explains the rapid increase in Identity Theft and Industrial Espionage. New security laws require that confidential medical information and consumer credit information must be properly destroyed before it is discarded. The best way to destroy sensitive information is to shred it securely with a Dahle Shredder.
What distinguishes Dahle machines from other shredder manufacturers?
Dahle shredders are German engineered for innovation, quality, and durability. Manufactured using the latest technology and finest materials, each component is assembled with precision from over 20 years of shredder experience. Dahle oil-free machines use a unique cylinder design that reduces jams, shreds faster, and are guaranteed to last a lifetime. We also designed the world’s first shredder with dust filtration - DAHLE CleanTEC®. Other components such as rubber shock mounts and a thermally protected motor result in peace of mind knowing your Dahle shredder will provide many years of trouble-free operation. For more information, download our Dahle Advantage sheet.
What types of documents should I shred?
Any paper that contains information you would not like others to see should be destroyed. This could include personal information on credit card or bank statements and tax returns, and business information such as accounting records, patient medical information and personnel files.
Why should I buy a shredder when I can use a shredding service?
Mobile shredding services are a never-ending expense that experiences constant increases in wages, fuel, and equipment maintenance. These increases eventually get passed on to their customers (you) every year. There’s also the risk that sensitive documents waiting for pick-up accumulate unattended making them vulnerable to theft.
For more information on the differences in house versus mobile shredder services, please read our Benefits of Shredding Your Own Documents sheet.
We only have a certain amount of dollars to spend on a paper shredder. What would you recommend?
You should always buy a shredder based on your shredding needs and keep in mind the long-term cost if sensitive information falls into the wrong hands. Dahle shredders will provide years of reliable performance that will pay back your investment over time.
I don’t want a machine in our office that makes a lot of noise. Do you have a quiet shredder?
Most noise is caused by vibration from the cutting mechanism. Dahle has addressed this concern by installing rubber shock mounts that support the cutting cylinder compartment and help reduce noise.
What are High Security Shredders and how do I know if I need one?
High Security Shredders offer the greatest level of security and the smallest particle size. All Dahle High Security Shredders exceed the standards set forth by the NSA/CSS 02-01 standard for the destruction of Top Secret COMSEC documents. If you are a federal, state government or a military or DOD entity you may be required to meet these standards for document destruction.
What is the benefit of using Dahle shred bags as opposed to store-bought trash bags?
Dahle Shred Bags are designed specifically to fit your Dahle shredder. These bags feature gusseted sides that expand and ensure your bag will hold the maximum amount of waste possible.